Pork chops are often relegated to the tired and overdone section of people’s recipe boxes. They have been labeled dry, boring and repetitive. However, this classically affordable dinner staple can go through multiple makeovers to create endless supper options. These pork chop recipes invoke the power of buffalo sauce, fresh peaches, pesto, hot sauce and more to help spice up your dinner for any night of the week.
1. Chile-Rubbed Sweet Pork Chops
Cocoa, chile flakes and a touch of sweetness create a perfectly juicy crust for these pork chops. You’ll enjoy the powerful rub and grilling up your chops with the recipe from Food and Wine.
2. Fried Pork Chops with Caramelized Onion Gravy
Take your traditional shake-n-bake chops and make add some zest with this panko breading and a full flavor gravy. Caramelized onions make everything a little more fancy when you use the recipe.
3. Sauteed Pork Chops and Peaches
A simple pan-fried bone-in chop gets a fresh boost of spring. Add the peaches into the pan after the chop has been seared. Check out the recipe here.
4. Buffalo Pork Chops
This one’s for hot wings lovers and anyone with a spicy palette. The recipe, from Grace and Good Eats, adds a little mozzarella and tangy buffalo sauce for a twist on chops we never would’ve thought of.
5. Brie Smothered Chops
Brie transforms everything into a magical, gooey, gourmet dish. These chops get a whole new identity with fresh brie and roasted grapes for a sweet and salty edge. The team at Reclaiming Yesterday hit a home run with this recipe.
6. Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops
This little homage to Thanksgiving, without the turkey, might change your traditions. A sauteed stuffing goes inside these chops and they are drizzled with apple brandy sauce. Chow Hound gives you the specific how-to.
7. Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops
This fast recipe utilizes flavorful sauces you probably already have in your pantry, like ketchup, soy sauce and chili sauce. Picture the Recipe knows how to pair those flavors so you don’t have to sacrifice flavor on a busy night.
8. Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops
The slow cooker is every working parent’s favorite kitchen sidekick. Some ranch mix, a can of soup and a nice slow simmer create a moist, tender family favorite. Check out the fast recipe.
9. Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chops
Give those chops an Italian makeover with a rich pesto and cheese filling. Top off the decadence with a nice pan-fried breaded coating. Eating Well gives you all the details in this recipe.
10. Smothered Mushroom Cream Pork Chops
This classic recipe gets a slightly lighter take with a little coconut milk and plenty of seasoning for a rich, simple dish. Wellness Mama doesn’t skimp on flavor.